Distance Runner Shaves Mile

This distance runner shaved a minute off his mile pace after an injury

A true story from one of Dr. Wendt’s clients…

Following a knee injury, a 31-year-old male long distance competitive runner underwent surgery and three months of rehab. Afterward, he found he was pain-free, but his pace had decreased substantially. A year later, his pain returned. Left with no answers, he turned to Dr. Wendt. Dr. Wendt applied chiropractic adjustments to his 4th lumbar vertebrae, sacrum, and coccyx, and mobilized his forefoot and knee. His pain was eliminated in two short months. They also worked together to maximize muscle function of the trunk and lower leg through applied kinesiology and nutritional intervention.

His performance returned to pre-injury status and he was setting personal bests with each race.

But Dr. Wendt wanted to do more. In 2014, he began studying Quantum Neurology. Applying these concepts, they improved the runner’s stability even further and he began competing in ultra-marathons, 50-, and 100-mile races. Since aligning his nervous system performance with his entire brain and body connection, he has improved to a sub 6-minute mile pace during his marathons. He is now on the verge of achieving a new professional race speed of sub 5-minute mile pace.

Over the course of eight months, Dr. Wendt’s techniques have helped shave a full minute off his mile pace, cut his post-race recovery in half, and maximize his training runs.

For more information on how Dr. Wendt can improve your performance, schedule a consultation.

Call (303) 678-1979 or fill out our contact form.

Reishi Mushroom Coffee

How to Make Reishi Mushroom Coffee

Reishi Mushroom CoffeeA personal favorite of mine, I have been enjoying Fat Coffee, or Bulletproof Coffee, for 6+ months now (note: I only use ghee, as butter still contains the casein protein which can be suspect for digestive stress and opiate activation/addiction).  I have been adding reishi to my coffee on and off as a way to support additional stressors which come up in my life.

In my life stress comes in the form of less than 6 hours of sleep, changes in my sleep cycle (times), lack of quality sleep (I use an app called Sleep Cycle), poor dietary choices (yes, I too eat junk from time to time), alcohol consumption, travel, emotional distress via relationship changes, financial concerns, longing for a life I currently am not living (related to how busy I become without breath or slow down).

I rarely get sick but when I begin to feel less that 100%, I often use reishi as my tonic. There are a myriad of herbal adaptogens in the world and each has its own protective properties and supports different metabolic pathways.  Each patient I see often requires some form of adaptogen to maximize their nervous system’s response to stress. Here is a step-by-step for a delicious bulletproof coffee.

How to Make Reishi Mushroom Coffee:

  1. Add 1 tsp. of reishi mushroom powder and 32 oz. of purified water to a pot and boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10-20 minutes.
  3. Measure 5-10 tbsp. of ground coffee (according to preferred strength) and place in french press. Pour reishi water mix over coffee grounds and steep for 4 minutes.
  4. Return to pot and heat on medium-low. Add a healthy tbsp. of coconut oil and maybe some butter or ghee. Optional: add some almond milk or cream.
  5. Blend together using an immersion blender. Have a nice day!

 

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Brain-based wellness

Brain-Based Wellness Talks

Brain-based wellness has perhaps the greatest potential to impact your quality of life. One of the greatest health concerns in the world is neurodegenerative disorders, as emphasized in this article by the McGovern Institute at MIT.

Dr. Wendt is a member of several non profit communities, including PEP Talks (Practitioners Educating Patients), Chiropractors Crossing Boarders, and Doctors of Health and Wellness. As a member of these communities, he donates hours to local schools, community groups, churches/spiritual centers, and businesses by providing inspiring health talks. A goal of these programs is to educate our community on the core concepts of living a healthy life, free from reliance on drugs and surgeries, reducing injuries, maximizing performance of your body and mind.

Dr. Wendt often hears, “hey Doc, this makes so much sense, how can I get you in front of my HR director so you can help educate my work environment and make my work life more pleasant?” Just by asking! If you or your community would like Dr. Wendt to come give an inspiring presentation on brain-based wellness and health, call us at 303.678.1979 or email us at info@inspirelifechiropractic.com.

See your Life Wellness Center chiropractor trained in brain-based wellness today for a brian wellness evaluation!

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September Is Subluxation Awareness Month!

The first chiropractic adjustment for a subluxation was demonstrated on September 18th 1985. It was then that Chiropractic care started to develop into a legitimate and successful form of treatment for individuals with health ailments.

Subluxations are one of the most common reasons why people turn to chiropractic care.

When the motion or position of the spinal bones are compromised this can create absolute chaos within the body, not only affecting the spine but also causing stress, pain and discomfort to other areas of the body. Subluxations inhibit the body from operating properly in almost every way.

Incorrect positioning of the spine can and most likely, will irritate, compress or stretch nerve tissue, which is already extremely delicate. As the immune system weakens, strength and coordination are negatively affected and organs may cease to function normally.

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However, getting adjusted by a licensed chiropractor can increase your body’s white blood cell count by thirty percent! A raise in white blood cells means that your body can defend itself against the common cold, the flu and other contagious illnesses. Getting adjusted is not just for adults, children can also benefit from chiropractic care especially during that time of year when the common cold is most prominent. Having your child adjusted can help raise their immune systems to help fight against those nasty viruses.

Subluxations cause an increase in pain levels, pain consistency, as well as stiffness and fatigue. As if the physical symptoms weren’t enough, there could also be major affects to stress and our state of mind. It’s important to realize that subluxations are not just a tight wound, sore muscles in your back. They are silent killers which over time decreases the body’s immunity to disease. Think about subluxation this way, if you tie a piece of string around the tip of your finger very tightly and held it there, would you simply put hot water on it to decrease the tightness in your finger? No. Would you try and rub the tip of your finger to ease the tension of the string? Maybe, but the string is still tightly wound against the finger tip. The only way to ease the tension is to release the string from the finger. In essence, the only way to relive and treat subluxation is to release that damaging tension from the spine. This is accomplished through chiropractic adjustments.

So don’t wait! If you are looking for a Longmont Chiropractor, contact our office for a free consultation with Dr. John and find out how chiropractic can help benefit you and your family today.

Guest author credit: Kaitlin Lamarre

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Food Allergies and Chiropractic

Food Allergies and Chiropractic

 

     Food allergies can range from reactions that are scary and severe, to intolerances that are mild yet uncomfortable.  In either case it can be tiresome, and stressful to be mal-adapted to food. Affecting more than 15 million people, food allergies have become common.  Technically, a food allergy occurs when the body releases immunoglobin E (IgE) when an allergen is encountered in the system.  The body developed this system to rid the body of potentially toxic substances, however in the case of allergies the body is identifying normal foods as toxic.  Common allergic reactions start upon ingestion at the throat, and continue in variable severity to effect the whole body.  Digestion is affected, by pain, vomiting or diarrhea.  Once the food substance enters the bloodstream through the digestive lining, the reaction can affect lungs, or skin.  The most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts, soy, shellfish, pesticides, milk and eggs. Allergies are most commonly found in foods that are eaten frequently in the culture.  Cross reactivity may also occur, for example people with shrimp allergy are likely to be allergic to clams and crayfish as well.  Cross reactivity also occurs in the case of people being unable to eat melon, because of ragweed allergy or being unable to eat apples because of a severe birch pollen allergy.

      There is no cure for food allergies, and most of the time, avoidance of the allergic substance is necessary to avoid a reaction.  Its possible that food sensitivity can be supported through a variety of methods, including chiropractic, NET, use of pressure points, system detoxification, hypnosis and Namburdripad Allergy Elimination Technique.   With these systems, symptoms of allergy reactions can disappear.  One of the more interesting factors about allergies is tolerance, and detoxification.  If the body is overloaded with stress, unhealthy eating, and sedentary lifestyle a person is more likely to develop or maintain allergic reactions to their surroundings.  A healthy system can be trained to accept the presence of an allergen without causing a reaction. Food allergies can often be the result of a previously compromised immune system.  Repairing subluxations in the spine and body can boost the immune system, by repairing the damage to the nervous system.  This allows the nervous system to send out signals of health, instead of distress.

     There are many allergies and intolerances about in culture, today.  What chiropractic can do is support the body’s’ alignment to optimize effectively dealing with stresses, from inside and out.

Recipe of the Week: Almond Coconut Milk

Recipe of the Week: Almond Coconut Milk

 

We love nut milk! Nut milks from the grocery store are filled with additives that make, what would be, a healthy beverage into a body’s hard to process nightmare.  Lecithins, gums and who knows what those “natural flavors” are? Those ingredients can clog up your system and overtax  your liver, your gut and intestines. Our homemade nut milk recipe eliminates the unwanted food additives.  Its also a super fun recipe that you can play around with.  You can use hemp seed instead of or in addition to the coconut, eliminate the coconut or almonds, eliminate the sweetener, or use almond extract instead of vanilla. Use your imagination!

 

Almond Coconut Milk

1 ½ cup Almonds (soaked overnight and rinsed in purified water)

1 ½ cups Coconut (shredded, unsweetened)

1 tbsp Honey/Agave/Maple syrup

1 ½ tsp Vanilla

Cheese Cloth or Clean Paint Strainer

 

Put soaked and rinsed almonds, coconut, sweetener and vanilla in a blender.

Fill the blender up to the 6 cup mark with purified water.

Blend on high for at least 60 seconds, more if you have a less powerful blender.

In small batches, strain the pulpy blend through the cheesecloth into a vessel with a wide mouth (don’t be afraid to get messy!)

Massage and squeeze the pulp to get as much milky goodness out as possible.

Save pulp as a delicious flour alternatives for gluten free treats (recipes to come.)

Store in a glass container for best results.

Should keep for 3 – 5 days.

The Personal Success Story of Ms. Julie Cameron Damon

I believe my sweet dog companion must be walked rain or shine.  During our recent snow and ice season I fell six times in a week.  The last time I messed up my elbow so extremely I could not do my work as a massage therapist.  My lower arm was not only in pain, it was just not functioning.  My identity as a very strong person crashed!  Dr. John had me feeling much better with just one appointment.  After a week I could work again, something that is vital to me.  He is intuitive, tuned in, positive and caring.  Highly recommended.

 

written on 2.07.2014

Thank You Cam for sharing your healing success!